Deadline for advance meeting registration:
December 10, 2014
The meeting site has
reached its capacity.
The Asilomar Conference site has a
capacity of around 900. In recent years we have received
more registrations than could be accommodated. We therefore
ask PIs to be selective in the number of post grads and post
docs that attend the meeting from their laboratory.
Membership in the Genetics Society of America (GSA) has many benefits including discounted meeting fees. If you wish to join GSA, click here.
Please note that registration fees below do not include
housing and meals except as noted.
Begin your Registration:
The deadline for receipt of early registration at the reduced rate is midnight,
Wednesday, December 10, 2014. After that date, this program will continue to be available for online registration
(if the meeting has not sold out) at the advance rate until midnight,
Monday, March 16, 2015. Subsequent registrations will only be accepted onsite, at the conference.
Important information about your registration:
- You must enter a telephone number and an e-mail address to register on-line.
- Upon successful registration, you will be assigned a registration number. Please save this number for any future correspondence regarding your registration.
To confirm address information and to access the registration form, please provide the following:
Note: If you have difficulty in completing the form or questions regarding your registration, please e-mail
Anne Marie Mahoney at
Registration fees do not include
(by December 10,
the meeting is not sold out.)
fees shown in US dollars
Non GSA Member
*GSA membership dues are current only
if paid through the end of 2015.
When considering the cost/benefit of registering,
remember that there is no more effective tool for
relationship building, brainstorming and networking than
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:
- Attendance at the scientific plenary,
poster and workshop sessions
- Program Book with session listings, author index, gene
index, exhibitor list and program schedule
- Opening cocktail reception on Tuesday
- Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
- Mentoring Events
- Networking opportunities
- Poster Socials
- Banquet and Party
Guests of meeting registrants do not need to register but they do need to make a housing reservation to stay in on-campus housing.
Benefits of GSA Membership
Reduced registration fees for the GSA-sponsored meetings
Reduced publication fees in the
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics journals
Subscription to GENETICS and G3
Subscription to the GSA newsletter: The GSA Reporter
Discounted subscriptions for many genetics publications
Inclusion in the GSA online membership directory
Discounts on a wide assortment of reagents and antibodies
A voice on Capitol Hill and at US federal funding agencies through GSA’s advocacy efforts
The Fungal Meeting does not pay for, reimburse or
cover any expenses for invited speakers at the meeting.
Please refer back to your invitation for details.
assignments have been made, you will be able to click on an
attendee's name and if they are presenting a talk or poster
at the meeting, the program number and title of the talk
will be listed.
Advance Registration and Payment Options
You may register for the meeting online with a credit card or mail in an early registration form for payment by check. The registration form will only be processed if accompanied by payment. Payment may be made by: credit card or a check drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to
the Genetics Society of America. Keep a copy for your records. The
meeting capacity is 900 attendees. The meeting has reached capacity
since 2007. After the meeting reaches capacity, a wait list is
available. To guarantee your registration you should register as
early as possible.
Online: The online registration will open on
October 1, 2014. Your registration receipt and confirmation will be automatically emailed to you after a successful submission. The Genetics Society of America accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Mail: Complete the form
online, print it out and mail the form with payment to the GSA
office. Send the form with credit card information or a check
drawn on a US bank to the following address: Fungal Registration, Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Checks should be made payable to the Genetics Society of America (GSA).
GSA does not send invoices or accept
purchase orders for registration payments.
Meeting t-shirts will be available for purchase on the online registration form. The shirts will be $10
and may be picked up when attendees register at the meeting. There
will be a limited amount available for $15 at the meeting.
A $75 handling fee will be charged for all advance
meeting registration cancellations. Cancellation requests must be sent to email@example.com.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after February
Confirmation/Receipt/Letter of Invitation
Please login to GSA web portal to retrieve the receipt and letter of invitation.
The Program Book will be provided at
the meeting to registrants and is included in the
NEW THIS YEAR - In an effort toward
conservation and due to the increased use of smart phones
and tablets, registrants will be able to select if they
want to receive a Program Book
OR a Program and Abstract Book when they register.
Option 1 - Program Book
will include the Schedule of Events, Plenary, Concurrent and
Poster Session listings, Exhibit Information, Map of
Asilomar, Company sponsored ads, Speaker and Keyword Index
to the abstracts. The text of the abstracts
will NOT be included. The book will be
about 70 pages (depending on the number of abstract
submissions). The text of the abstracts will be available on
the website, mobile website and through a pdf supplement
Option 2 - Program and
Abstract Book will contain the same information in
the Program Book AND the text of the
abstracts. The book will be about 350 pages (depending on
the number of abstract submissions).
Upon your selection, you will be
committing to receiving that type of book when you arrive at
the conference. Substitutions may not be made.
Code of Conduct
GSA expects attendees to
respect each other, GSA staff, and Asilomar staff and
behave in a courteous and civilized fashion. Attendees
should respect common sense rules for public behavior,
personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for
Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any
other attendee, GSA staff, or Asilomar staff will not be
tolerated. Please report any incidents in which an attendee
of the meeting is abusive, insulting, intimidating,
bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to GSA
staff or security immediately.
Need to file a complaint? Please contact: Anne Marie
Certificate of Attendance
Certificates of attendance will be available at
the conference registration desk during the meeting. Anyone
needing a certificate after the meeting should contact
On Site Registration Hours
The registration area will be located in the Surf and Sand meeting
room and will be open according to the following schedule:
|Tuesday, March 17
||3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
|Wednesday, March 18
||8:00 am – 6:00 pm
|Thursday, March 19
|| 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
|Friday, March 20
|| 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
|Saturday, March 21
|| 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration is limited to 900
people. As in the past, to accommodate all the attendees,
there will be a video/audio feed sent to Chapel.
If limiting attendance is necessary,
first year graduate student registrations will be considered
lowest priority, as there will be opportunities for them to
attend a future meeting.
Listed below are the various travel awards that are
available to meeting participants.
FUNGAL MEETING TRAVEL AWARDS
Online Application Deadline of November 15, 2014 has
passed. We are no longer accepting applications.
Funds will be available to
support the participation of students and others that
might otherwise be unable to attend. Awards are
generally limited to room and board, although in special
circumstances, travel assistance may also be available.
If you wish to be considered for such support, please
complete the Financial Support Application form by
November 15, 2014. All applicants must register for the
meeting. The meeting typically sells out so do not wait
until the December 10 deadline to register. Receipients
of financial aid will receive a check at the meeting.
PERKINS FUND AWARD
Deadline for application:
December 10, 2014
The Perkins Fund Award allows
graduate students or postdoctoral scientists that
utilize Neurospora as an experimental organism to attend
the Fungal Genetics Conference or the Neurospora
Conference. It is now time to solicit nominations for
Perkins Fund Awardees.
As a result of your generosity,
the fund can support two awards to attend the upcoming
28th Fungal Genetics Conference. Awards of approximately
$400 each will go to one graduate student and one
postdoctoral scientist. Nominations for Perkins Fund
Awardees should be made in the form of a one-page letter
from the candidate’s research advisor. This letter
should include a 200 word description of why the
individual’s work is exceptional. Up to two re-prints or
pre-prints of published research may also be included
with the nomination.
Evaluation of the nominations
will be overseen by the Neurospora Policy Committee. The
awardees will be notified prior to the meeting, and the
award will be presented at the banquet on the final
night of the meeting.
The nomination letter and any
accompanying materials should be sent as a PDF via
e-mail no later than December 10, 2014 to: Chair
Neurospora Policy Committee, E-mail:
DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics
Application Deadline: October 10, 2014
This award is named for long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill
Nasser. It is given in recognition of the critical role she
played in research and for her love of genetics. The award
is for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, to
support travel costs for young geneticists to attend
national and international meetings and enroll in laboratory
courses. Visit the
award website for more information and to apply.
FASEB-MARC Travel Awards
Deadline for receipt of Application:
January 30, 2015
The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of faculty/mentors, students, post-baccalaureates, postdoctoral fellows, and students from minority institutions and historically black colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows from majority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards. The travel awards are funded up to $1,850 each for travel-related expenses and for meeting registration. Travel awards are provided as reimbursements after the meeting.
FASEB MARC travel awards are processed as reimbursements to the award recipients. An award recipient will be required to pay his/her meeting and travel-related expenses first and then request reimbursement from the FASEB
MARC Program Office after completion of the meeting/conference. To apply or for more information
FASEB MARC travel awards
By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA with the
right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in
GSA educational, news, or promotional materials. GSA will
take steps to avoid sharing the content of presentations and
posters in order to protect unpublished data.